Update on Air Canada Altitude Loyalty Program

Air Canada

Air Canada has made changes to its Air Canada Altitude loyalty program that will take effect in 2015. In order to qualify for Altitude status in 2016, Prestige status is attained through accruing 25,000 qualifying miles (AQM).   As their name implies, 35K Elite status, 50K Elite statues, and 75K Elite status require the number of […]

Noise-Isolating vs. Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Your Next Trip

Reclining Seats

Finding the right fit can make all the difference in a set of headphones. Investing in a great set can result in the difference between a relaxing trip and overwhelming demand for your aural attention. Just Google “headphones” and you’ll find reams of information with options that might rival the diversity of choosing a style […]

Business Etiquette and the Thank You Note


I still feel the weight of guilt from “thank you” cards that I intended to write, but never committed to paper. Far more pleasing than an email, a note is a sincere form of thanks in a busy world. On Sunday, November 2nd, at the Toronto Reference Library, Scriptus 2014, Toronto’s Pen & Writing Show […]

Booking a Hotel Online vs. Booking With a Travel Manager

Business Traveller Terminal

Our account managers vs. 1,000 opened tabs.  Not surprisingly, a new report from Cornell University suggests that when booking a hotel online, travellers will narrow down many options in order to choose a hotel from a second, narrower search. The study by researchers at Cornell University used eye tracking to directly capture a response to […]

KLM Expands Long-Haul Service to Edmonton


Starting May 2015, KLM Airlines will expand their long-haul service to Edmonton.  With thrice-weekly service beginning in May 2015, the airline will further increase service to four times weekly beginning June 22nd. Using an Airbus A 330-200, under the flight number KL675/76, flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The new flights will […]